Supply chain environmental investments in dynamic industries: Comparing investment and performance differences with static industries

Frank Wiengarten, Mark Pagell, Brian Fynes

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Research linking investments in environmental practices to firm performance has matured over the past years. However, empirical research is still ambiguous on how and whether investments in environmental practices improve a plants performance. We believe that contingency factors, especially the industry in which plants act has a significant role in the success of environmental investments. Using empirical data collected across a wide range of industries our results indicate that plants competing in dynamic industries such as apparel do on average invest less in supply chain environmental practices compared to plants in static industries. In addition, these environmental investments do not significantly improve operational performance in dynamic industries in terms of cost, quality, delivery and flexibility. However, in static industries environmental investments do significantly improve a plants operational performance in terms of cost, quality and flexibility.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)541-551
Nombre de pàgines11
RevistaInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volum135
Número2
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de febr. 2012
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